About Application

An application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) in May 2018. The application was accepted for Examination in June 2018 and the Examination was held for 6 months between October 2018 and April 2019.

PINS examined the application before making a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport who made the final decision (approval) in October 2019. More details about the process are available via the PINS website.

The application consisted of a comprehensive range of final plans and documents, including an Environmental Statement (EIA), a consultation report, and numerous supporting reports and evidence.

The final application documents remain on this website, as well as on the PINS website referred to above.